Texas MZ3

For an automotive enthusiast, a car is but a canvas to the imagination of the enthusiast. Imagination is a powerful tool that helps transform dreams and ideas into reality. Such imagination and dreams were brewing in Nate King’s mind when he transformed his 2010 Black Mica Pearl Mazda 3 sport hatchback from Dallas, Texas into something of his own.


Nate has always been influenced by the cars he grew up with to create his own dreams and imagination of what kinds of cars to own, what he wants it to drive like, race them, and build them from the ground up.


Enjoying his surroundings at local events to see how many cool ideas, and how much hard work other people put into their own cars; helping motivate him with his own car.


Ever since he got hooked on Mazdas with their body styles, reliability, and endless ways to customize them. He finally found a car that can become the canvas.


Nate decided to lower his Mazda 3 2.5L hatchback on BC Racing coilovers with 326 Power 100mm 10k front and 12k rear springs.


With help in contrast and styling from his Candy Teal Brada BR5 in 18×10 front and 18×10.5 rear.


Frontal styling with real PU style front bumper lip.


Interior accented with zebra printed headboard, dash and door handles, and samurai sword shift knob.

Modification List
Suspension:
– BC Racing coilovers
– 326 Power 100mm 10k and 12k springs
– Custom forged dual exhaust
– Eibach pro alignment rear camber arms
Exterior:
– JDM Mazda 3 led taillights
– JDM Mazda 3 tech package headlights + LED’s
– 35w 3k HID fog lights
– JDM Mazda 3 Axela window visors
– Acep Styling Dragon-X Eyelids
– Rhino rack Aero roof bars
– Rhino rack X Tray roof basket
Wheels/Tires:
– Candy Teal Brada BR5’s
-18×10 fronts at -4 camber -18×10.5 rears at -6 camber
– Nankang 215/35/18 tires and 225/35/18 tires
– Sickspeed brushed aluminum spike lugs
– Real PU Mazda 3 style front bumper lip
Interior:
– Zebra print headboard
– Zebra print dash accents
– Zebra print door handle accents
– Front dash mat
– Door columns and roof handles painted black mica pearl
– Samurai sword shift handle
– Rally 5 panel mirror

Shout outs: “First and foremost I would like to thank my family for believing in me. They have always been there for me through thick and thin, no matter what. They helped push me in the direction of achieving my goals. I owe them everything. – Kelley Maguire, my amazing other half, and her entire family for taking me in as their own and being part of the rock that holds me firm to the ground. I love you all! – Juan Ortega and his wife Christina Ortega; thank you for everything. The support, believing in me, always being there in times of need, and being like a brother and sister to me. I love you guys so much. I look forward to the years to come as our friendship grows stronger. – Last but not least, a big thank you to Jon Crisp. You’ve been a loyal friend, even through the rough times we have had. Thank you Team Hi-Def and all of the members for having me as a member and a part of the family, and for pushing me to try harder and not give up on building the car that I love to this day. And a final huge thank you to Michael Romine, Daisuke Ozaki, Alvin Bishop, Alec Lessard, Scott Mackay, FUKBOIZ crew, Fitted Mazdas page, Elvis Skender with Stance Nation, everyone in Japan riding Bippu style, Brada Wheels, Shavi and everyone with Mazda Fitment. Everyone and everything named above has inspired me and driven me to where I am today in one form or another. Much love! Thank you all again so much!”

Thanks for viewing! Enjoy the rest of the photos in the gallery below taken by Zack Hogate.

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